But what really differentiates the Strat-o-timer from other GMT Master-inspired watches is the cushion case. Made from 316L stainless steel and measuring 40mm in diameter, the Strat-timer case has a lovely, unified brushing along the top and through the lugs. This is offset by the mirror polish along the curvaceous mid-case. The overall impression is organic, like a sea-smooth pebble.
Nogent is a small village in the Haute Marne region of France. Traditionally, the town is renowned for its blade-making. However, today it produces cutlery, scissors, fine hand-tools, and medical instruments which are shipped all over the world. A resident of the town is colloquially known as a nogentaise. It is from this that INVOG took the name for its first watch, as the brand founder and head watch designer first met here.
The timepiece draws inspiration from Britain's Hawker Hunter--a trans-sonic fighter jet that spent more than sixty years patrolling the skies from 1954 to 2014. The prototype for the jet, which used a newly minted Rolls Royce Avon Turbo Engine and a swept-wing design, broke the world record for air speed the year before it became commercially available.